Saturday, September 01, 2007

and there are some FO's!

Finally! Andrea's design DiamondGirl is done. Even washed and blocked. I've done a few alterations though, knitting two more patternrepeats for front before casting off, and also making a regular sleevecap instead of the pleats on top-which I tried! And tried...and had to frog several times:-(

The yarn is also a substitute...my mum brought it for me when she came visiting in May. She had tried to knit a jacket out of it, but it did not want to become a jacket, so lucky me got it! It is Scala from Sandnesgarn ,but I think it must be discontinued, because I couldn't find it on their homepage. It is a mix of 26%wool, 64%cotton and 10%linen. 50gram/ca.100m, 20stitches on 3.5mm needles should be 10cm. The yarn is soft and comfortable, and will hopefully be warm enough even for winterwear(might even come in handy now, it is COLD outside...)And I'm always cold...
I've made a scarf too! Falling water lace, knitted in KittenMohair. It is 35x170cm blocked. Stitchpattern was found somewhere online.
I've also finished two pairs of socks, but those were testknits, and I can't post pictures of them- but they look gorgeous, and I hope the pattern will be out soon!
I cast on for a poncho today, in a bulky yarn, on 7mm needles- so it's a pretty quick knit, and a lot different to hold in my hands than those socks, knitted on 2mm!

We woke up to one of those glorious autumndays today, cold, crisp air and the fjord so still you could mirror yourself in it. The sun shone all day, and the moon is visiting us tonight. A nice change to all that rain we've had lately! Today's view, also from my porch, but in a slightly different direction. Enjoy!
Have a lovely weekend!

14 comments:

Anne said...

I come to look at your views when our weather here in New England is making me crazy (in other words, a lot). LOVE today's view (and the FO's as well!). Have a great weekend--

Andrea said...

Diamond Girl looks fantastic in red and you wear it well. Thank you so much for knitting my pattern. I feel honored. You were the 1st.

Andrea said...

This is a P.S. to my last comment.

Was the pattern easy to knit from? Was there anything that was confusing ? Just wanted some feedback on it since no one else has knitted the pattern yet that I know of.
P.P.S. I love your lace scarf. My mom was looking at it, and loved it also.

Caroline said...

Diamond Girl does look great, on you and the scarf is so pretty too. I wish that I could think about wearing something warm too, but it was 108 degree in Central California today. That's just plain wrong!

Gudrun Johnston said...

yes your cooling pics do go a long way here in the heat of California (I'm central Valley too and it was at least 110 yesterday....not what a wee Scottish lass is used to).
Love your projects....particularly the scarf ..what a great stitch pattern.

Britt-Arnhild said...

For en fantastisk utsikt dere har :-)

Flott strikking.

busyJ said...

Love the Diamond Girl and it looks lovely on you. (Must be nice to be tall and have things look good)
The scarf is great.

Judy

Bea said...

Genseren blei virkelig fin, og skjerfet òg!
Ha ei fin veke

Janice said...

You have done some amazing knitting!! WOW! I love it all! And that picture is like a postcard.. Lucky you to have that as your view!! Looks like it was a beautiful day!!

Tracy said...

It is sooo nice to see you! And you look lovely in your red Diamond Girl--you made it very well. And the scarf too--love that pattern. It looks so beautiful where you are--love when you share such photos! Have a great week & Happy Knitting ((HUGS))

Mary said...

The sweater is beautiful and it's nice to see you! However, I keep getting distracted by the scenery from your window -- stunning.

Dr. B. said...

I feel the same way about your view as Mary does -- it is really spectacular. And so is your knitting!

Thank you for your kind words about my embroidery. That was very sweet of you.

Cheers!

Dorothy said...

What a beautiful view! It's fall here too and the mornings are getting crisp with a slight bite to the air.

Love the top and the scarf.

Rani said...

My, you've been busy! Love the sweater! Looks great. LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarf!

Thanks for the view.